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us: Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962-


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    • Birth Date

        19620530
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Yale University
        • Organization: (naf) Boston University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Pennsylvania
        • Organization: (naf) University of Chicago
        • Organization: (naf) Smith College
    • Gender

        female
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Poets
          (lcsh) College teachers
            (lcsh) Authors
              (lcsh) Social reformers
          • Sources

            • found: The Venus Hottentot, 1990: CIP t.p. (Elizabeth Alexander)
            • found: Antebellum dream book, c2001: t.p. (Elizabeth Alexander)
            • found: Academy of American Poets, viewed Dec. 13, 2001: personal page (Elizabeth Alexander; b. 1962 in New York and grew up in Washington, D.C.; presently a Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 19, 2014: (Alexander, Elizabeth; poet, social reformer, educator; born 30 May 1962 in Harlem, New York, United States; raised in Washington, D.C; BA, Yale University (1984), MA, Boston University (1987); PhD, University of Pennsylvania (1992); assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago (1991-1997); National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship (1992); the first director of the Poetry Center, Smith College (1997); adjunct associate professor at Yale University's African American Studies Department (1999); won the first Jackson Prize for Poetry, awarded by Poets & Writers (2007); composed and delivered the poem "Praise Song for the Day" for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009; chair of Yale's African American Studies Department (2011))
          • LC Classification

            • PS3551.L3494
          • Change Notes

            • 1989-08-28: new
            • 2015-03-10: revised
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